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FIFA Confederations Cup
Brazil, Croatia to kick off 2014 World Cup
Brazil, Croatia to kick off 2014 World Cup

Every morning, we'll break down the coming day's World Cup action in Brazil. What's on tap: Brazil vs Croatia, 4 p.m., ESPN Group preview:  Group A. What you’ll see: There’s only one game on the opening day of 2014 World Cup, but it’ll go a long way to determining the fate of Group A. The physical advantage Brazil has over Croatia will only be magnified in Sao Paolo, where the opening ceremony will work the home crowd into a frenzy before the five-time champions even step onto the field. Brazil’s reputation is for producing strong attackers, but aside from the prodigious Neymar, its strength is really in the midfield. The Chelsea contingent...